I have been having a mental block about sewing for a while now. I have really been wanting to make clothes for myself, but have been too worried that they wouldn't turn out or that I would waste fabric, time and money trying to make them (also I am a little nervous about posting pics of myself in my projects).
Last week I finally conquered the fear and just did it. I decided I wanted to make a circle shirt from a tutorial that I had seen a while ago. This is the Tutorial that I used from Sweet Lemonayde.
I have had this fabric on hand for about 5 years. I bought it when Wal-Mart was downsizing their fabrics so it was about $1 a yard. It is not a jersey knit though and the pattern called for a jersey knit. So I altered a few things.
The tutorial was super easy to follow and mad a great result but these are the main things that I changed from the tutorial:
I didn't have quite enough fabric so it is a bit shorter than I wanted it (23" instead of 25" in the front).
Since it is not a knit I sewed the seam by the arms a little wider than 2" out and I made the neck wider.
I hemmed all along the sleeves and bottoms before sewing up the side seams.
This project only took me about 3 hours and if you are an experienced sewer it probably would take you a lot less time than that.
I have worn this shirt out on a double date, to coffee and to work. It is so comfy and I love the pride I have when I tell people I made it myself.
When I asked my husband how it looked he said it looked like I had batwings sewed onto my shirt. He also I suggested I make this picture. Yeah, he is pretty funny :). If you don't get it see this.
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